(AllHipHop News) Queen YoNasda, granddaughter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, has teamed with rapper NYOIL and a number of organizations to create Hip Hop 4 Haiti.
HH4H is a nationwide fundraising event that will take place January 30th in 10 major cities across the United States.
In New York, the HH4H event will be hosted by NYOIL at the National Black Theater in Harlem New York, from 5:00 PM-11:00 PM.
The national fundraising event is endorsed by Dr. Ron Daniels of the Institute of the Black World (I.B.W.) and all proceeds and relief collected from the event will go to its nationally recognized Haiti Relief Fund.
“Hip-Hop is a family we don’t always see eye to eye and we are always arguing, like most families; but don’t mistake that familiarity as breeding contempt, NYOIL told AllHipHop.com. Understand that we bicker fuss and fight because we are family and at our essence we have immense love for one another and what we are all a part of.
Now Haiti is about to see what that love that power can do when focused and applied towards a singular goal!” said NYOIL who is also the Ambassador to Hip-Hop for the I.B.W.
In addition to Queen YoNasda and NYOIL, the event is being presented by Brothers Care Inc., AllHipHop.com, HoodlifeMovement.com, DJ Green Lantern, Shock Ra Entertainment, New Image Alliance, the Institute of the Black World and P.E.M.G.
A suggested donation of $20 is encouraged, but “everyone who wants to help in any amount should feel welcome, this is a difficult time for all of us and everyone’s help is a blessing we cannot afford to dismiss,” said NYOIL.
“Our goal is to raise spirits and funds of at least $10,000, NYOIL continued. We are urging the entire community to come together and open their hearts and wallets for those who need our help. And of course this is Hip-Hop so we’re going in with both feet! Beats, Rhymes, B-Boys, DJ’s and plenty of Knowledge for self!!
The official list of performers and cities involved will be unveiled on Wednesday, January 27th and will include rappers, poets, dancers, singers and educators.